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Danielle Schroder Blog Posts

Does A Mental Health Limitation Apply To Your Claim For Long-Term Disability Insurance Benefits?

August 11, 2014
by Danielle Schroder

As we have written about previously, mental health issues can be as debilitating as those affecting a worker’s physical health. When a suffering worker files a mental health disability claim, however, he or she often finds his/her long term disability (LTDI) plan has special rules for such claims. Most long term disability insurance (LTDI) policies have a 24-month mental health limitation. These ... more->>

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Schroder Featured In The Summer Issue Of The Verdict

August 08, 2014

Attorney Danielle Schroder's article "The Scope of Discovery in ERISA Wrongful Denial of Benefit Cases" has been published in the Women's Caucus section of the The Verdict, a quarterly publication of the Wisconsin Association for Justice. To view the article, click here.... more->>

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Attorney Schroder To Present At Wisconsin Association For Justice Summer Seminar

July 03, 2014

Attorney Danielle Schroder will speak at the Wisconsin Association for Justice Annual Summer Seminar in Door County July 11 and 12, 2014. Schroder's presentation entitled "Short and Long Term Disability Benefits – What You Need To Know" will provide an overview of ERISA disability benefit claims, from the initial application process to litigation of wrongful denial of benefits claims.... more->>

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LIRC Finds Employer Discriminated Against Job Candidate Based On His Conviction Record

July 02, 2014

On June 16, 2014, the Labor and Industry Review Commission (LIRC) issued a fair employment decision finding that RTS Distributors, an independent distributor of Kirby vacuum cleaners, discriminated against Donald Zunker, a job applicant, when it interviewed but failed to hire him due to his conviction record. The Commission also held that RTS violated the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act by posting ... more->>

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Truck Driver’s Multiple Rule Violations Did Not Amount to “Substantial Fault” Under Wisconsin Unemployment Law

June 09, 2014

A Wisconsin Administrative Law Judge affirmed the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development's initial determination that a truck driver was entitled to unemployment benefits. Attorney Danielle Schroder represented the employee in the hearing on the matter. The employer Waste Management cited multiple incidents, including an accident with a parked vehicle, striking an awning, sideswiping a ... more->>

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Legal Protection for Wisconsin Taxicab Drivers with Criminal Records

May 29, 2014
by Danielle Schroder

Recent news coverage involving Madison taxicab drivers illustrates the stigma associated with labels such as “criminal,” “sex offender,” and “felon.” Once an individual has a criminal record, it can become very difficult to obtain employment. All Wisconsin employees with criminal records have legal employment rights, however, and generally they may not be denied employment, taxi driver permits or... more->>

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How to Get Long-Term Disability Benefits If You Cannot Work Due to Fibromyalgia

April 07, 2014
by Danielle Schroder

Our firm regularly represents individuals who have been denied short or long term disability insurance (STDI or LTDI) benefits. Some individuals have debilitating physical injuries, which clearly prevent them from performing their jobs. More often, individuals come to us because they have a condition such as fibromyalgia, which has no identifiable cause and is accompanied by a host of symptoms. ... more->>

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Legal Protection For Wisconsin Employees Whose Health Conditions Affect Their Work

February 12, 2014
by Danielle Schroder

Medical conditions complicate both personal and professional life, and can adversely affect work performance in myriad ways: You may be falling asleep at work, unable to concentrate on tasks, more irritable or operating at a slower pace. At least initially, you may not be able to identify the specific cause of your declining performance. Still, if you believe a health condition is affecting your ... more->>

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Super Lawyers Recognizes Eleven Hawks Quindel Attorneys

January 02, 2014

Hawks Quindel, S.C. is pleased to announce that Super Lawyers, a rating service of outstanding lawyers who have achieved a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement, has named four of the firm’s attorneys as Super Lawyers and seven as Rising Stars for 2013. Super Lawyers uses a patented process to create a list of exceptional attorneys, which those seeking legal counsel can ... more->>

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The Clock is Ticking on Your ERISA Disability Benefits Claim, Supreme Court Rules

December 30, 2013
by Danielle Schroder

An insurance company’s initial denial of short or long term disability insurance benefits isn’t the final word. If an insurer determines you are ineligible for ERISA disability benefits, you have the opportunity to appeal the decision – first, internally to the plan administrator, and then to the court. While you should submit strong, comprehensive evidence of disability to the insurance carrier,... more->>

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